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what does a normal ct scan look like

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Very broad question: Ct scans are interpreted by radiologists, specially trained doctors who spend many years learning how to identify abnormalities on medical imaging stu ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Endoscopic US: Has the highest sensitivity for detecting pancreatic masses. However, it's invasive and not readily available in some areas. There are specific ways t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are too many reasons for headaches to list here. Common causes based on your profile include 1) Chronic sinusitis, caused by allergies, intolera ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
No : Cta with ctv best test. Mri can show it also.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sectional: Anatomy, planar relationships. U/s are2-dimensions, ct's slices can be quite thin in head to toe direction, as well as 'seeing' front to back and rig ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Increased activity: Where it shouldn't be. All organ systems have some metabolic activity, but active organs, such as the heart, kidneys and brain are normally very activ ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
normal uptake: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiotracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 mi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Bright spots: Areas of tumor tend to pick up the labeled compound and show up as foci of increased activity either bright or dark spots depending how the image is d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Look up: On google images.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
7 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Usually MRI scans are only done to evaluate for brain lesions in patients with lung cancer. Often the MRI is done with contrast and the lesions are en ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The same throughout: The entire uterus would look the same with out any fibroid s which would look like balls. Also the lining would be thin without any masses.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Report: Will discuss the type and amount of contrast you received. It will discuss your abdominal organs and bowel. Positive or abnormal findings and pertinen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Look here: Look here at transvaginal us image of the uterus: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-images.Html. The uterus is generally harder to vis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cassivi
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Metabolic activity: Pet/ct scans are used in staging cancers-figuring out whether and how far a tumor has spread. While a ct scan shows anatomy (where things are), a pet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on contrast: A ct of head with no contrast feels like nothing. It will take about 15-20 sec if that. If one would need contrast then an IV would need to be starte ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemalatha Gokhale
29 years experience Radiology
Meningeal herniation: A meningocele is a protrusion of the meninges, outer lining of the brain or spinal cord, and contains csf, cerebrospinal fluid.They can be congenital ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
CT show more.: An ultrasound study is heavily dependent on the skills of the technologist. The us also does not typically see everything in the pelvis, particularly ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
See below: This depends on the type of cancer and where it occurs. Usually, however, it shows up as a growth/mass and tends have tissues that light up with the i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Depends: Mass can mean solid, fluid filled (cystic) or something in between. Cysts look black. Solids are various shades of grey. Shapes are variable.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A tumor: is an abnormal mass, and can have a variety of appearances on MRI depending on the type of tumor. Characterizing it as "small" is relative and inexact ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Easy: You lie on a platform which moves into the ring of the ct scanner. The exam usually takes less than a 2 minutes. You feel nothing but may be asked to ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judah Lindenberg
20 years experience Neurology
A few things: A chest ct with contrast is often used to evaluate for lung cancer or a clot in certain arteries (pulmonary embolism). There are other uses as well.

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